Jason Butler Harner is a brilliant American film star who has made great strides in the three acting stages of film, theater and television. The actor rose to fame for his portrayal of Gordon Northcott in the 2008 film Changeling Other than that, the actor has appeared equally in other blockbuster films like Kill the Irishman (2011) and Black Hat (2015). He has also appeared in popular TV series such as Alcatraz (2012), Betrayal (2013) and Ozark (2017-2018).
On Broadway, Harner has appeared in so many theatrical productions. Some of his notable performances include The Gingerbread House (2009), Dark Through a Glass (2011), The Crucible (2016) and more. Jason received several awards for his brilliant performances, including a Drama Desk Award nomination and an Obie Award. Find out more about the prolific movie star below.
Jason Butler Harner – Bio
Jason Thomas Butler Harner was born on October 9, 1970 in Elmira, New York, United States. Born to Freddy William Harner and Neena Butler, Jason spent his early years in suburban Northern Virginia. As a child, Jason attended C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia, graduating in 1988. During this time, the actor was the president of the school’s acting club. He spent most of his time building construction kits rather than acting simply because most of his relatives were plumbers and carpenters. He also took part in several plays organized at the Arena Stage in Washington DC.
Soon after graduating from high school, worked briefly as an usher at the Eisenhower Theater. From there he enrolled at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he received his acting degree in 1992. He then served an apprenticeship at the Actors Theater in Louisville before moving to New York City to continue his studies.
In New York, Jason enrolled at the NYU School of the Arts, where he earned his Masters in Graduate Acting Program in 1997. Years later, the actor also attended Virginia Commonwealth University, where he served as a Master Teacher in the Guest Artists program in 2007-08.
Jason Butler Harner began his acting career on stage in the early ’90s. In the early stages of his career he appeared in Broadway productions of plays including What I Did Last Summer (1990) and Loved Less (1994). He later followed with an appearance in Hydriotaphia (1997), Transit in Venus (1998) and Macbeth (1999).
In the 2000s he starred in many popular Broadway productions with some of his notable performances in Hedda Baler (2004), The Gingerbread House (2009), Utopia Coast Trilogy (2006), The Skin of Our Teeth (2011) and The Crucible (2016).
The actor began his career in film and television in 2000. that year he appeared in the film Playing with Destiny as well as an episode of the series, Paragon After that he acted in other films like Garmento (2002), Nylon (2004), The Good Shepherd (2006) and Next (2007). His breakthrough role came in 2008 when he portrayed Gordon Northcott alongside Clint Eastwood in the mystery crime drama. changeling After his breakout role, Jason Butler Harner went on to star in other blockbuster films such as The Extra Man (2010), Non-Stop (2014) and Blackhat (2015).
His television career is not neglected either, the actor has made notable appearances in television series. Some of his notable performances have been in John Adams (2008), Alcatraz (2012), Betrayal (2013) and The Blacklist (2014). His most prominent TV appearance was on Ozark, where he portrayed Roy Petty opposite Jason Bateman from 2017 to 2018.
For his brilliant performances on Broadway, Jason Butler Harner has received several awards on his behalf. In 2006, he received a Drama Desk Award nomination for his role in the play, The Paris Letter Before that, he won an Obie Award for his role in the 2005 drama Hedda Gabler , among others.
More facts about the American actor
1. Jason Butler Harner is currently classified as Single. Despite his many years in the industry, he has never been involved with a woman or a relationship.
2. According to various online sources, the actor is said to have a net worth of over $700,000.
3. He played dual roles as the “Steig Brothers” in the 2008 sci-fi drama series, Fringe
4. Next to his brown hair, Jason stands at a height of 1.85 m.
5. He narrated the audio version of Anthony Zulker and Duane Swierczynski’s book Dark Prophecy: A Level 26 Thriller starring Steve Dark.